Complementary and alternative therapies for cancer.

  title={Complementary and alternative therapies for cancer.},
  author={Barrie R. Cassileth and Gary E. Deng},
  journal={The oncologist},
  volume={9 1},
Many cancer patients use therapies promoted as literal alternatives to conventional medical care. Such "alternative" modalities are unproven or were studied and found worthless. These can be harmful. An even greater proportion of cancer patients uses "complementary" therapies along with mainstream cancer treatment. Most are helpful adjunctive approaches that control symptoms and enhance quality of life. This review describes alternative as well as complementary therapies commonly used today by… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 91 extracted citations

Complementary and integrative treatments: expanding the continuum of care.

Otolaryngologic clinics of North America • 2013
View 9 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Mistletoe Preparation Iscador: Are there Methodological Concerns with Respect to Controlled Clinical Trials?*

Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM • 2009
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Complementary and alternative medicine use among patients with thyroid cancer.

Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association • 2013
View 5 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

The prevalence of dietary-related complementary and alternative therapies and their perceived usefulness among cancer patients.

Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association • 2009
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…